Sahruddin sworn in as Johor MB

Johor’s new menteri besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal receiving his instrument of office from the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar at Istana Bukit Serene in Johor Bahru this morning. (Facebook pic)

JOHOR BAHRU: Bukit Kepong assemblyman Dr Sahruddin Jamal was sworn in as the 17th menteri besar of Johor at Istana Bukit Serene here this morning.

Sahruddin replaces Osman Sapian who resigned on Monday – after less than 11 months in office – following controversies implicating him when he was administering the state government.

Sahruddin, 43, was Johor Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman before this.

Born on May 26, 1975, the Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) secretary holds an MBBS degree from Universiti Hasanuddin in Makassar, Indonesia.

Before entering politics, he ran his own clinic in Bukit Pasir, Pagoh.

His wife, Nila Armila Mukdan, is also a doctor and they have three daughters.